2018 area college basketball preview capsules

Penn State Altoona men

Coach: David McGreal, third year

Career record: 31-24

Conference: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Last year’s record: 17-10, 13-5 AMCC

Returning starters: Cameron-Gardner Nicholson, 6-9 Jr. C, 7.3 ppg., Philadelphia; Jalen Archie-Davis, 6-0 Sr. G, 5.9 ppg., Norcross, Ga.

Other returnees: Marshall Higley, 6-7 Sr. F, 2.2 ppg., Sayre; Trey Butterworth, 5-10 Jr. G, 1.6 ppg., Bald Eagle Area; Danny Browne, 6-3 So. G, 1.5 ppg., Downingtown; Nate Gillen, 5-10 So. G, 1.4 ppg., Central Cambria; Tyson West, 6-5 Sr. G/F, 0.9 ppg., Wheeling, W.Va.

Newcomers: Robbie Hicks, 6-3 Fr. G, Rockledge, Fla.; Clevon Scott, 6-6 Jr. F, Raeford, N.C.; Richard Dei-Kwarteng, 6-4 So. F, Windsor Hill, Md.; Justin Charlton, 6-5 Fr., F, Bishop Guilfoyle; Malcolm Martin, 6-2 Jr. G, Chicago; Teagan Imler, Fr. G, Everett; Y’shua Bragg, 6-8 Fr. F, Pittsburgh; Shandon Marshall, 6-2 Fr., G/F, Brownsville; Michael Bartolacci, 6-4 Fr. F, Murrysville; Nick Clark, 6-3 Fr. G, Nazareth; Kyle Griffin, 5-6 Jr. G, West Mifflin; Kevin Sanchez, 6-2 Fr. G, Philadelphia

Assistant: David Menzies

Schedule

NOVEMBER: 13–at Saint Vincent; 17–at Frostburg State; 20–vs. Bethany; 24–vs. Birmingham Southern, at LaGrange, Ga.; 25–vs. Berry, at LaGrange, Ga.; 28–vs. Mount Aloysius.

DECEMBER: 1–at La Roche; 5–vs. Pitt-Bradford; 8–at Penn State Behrend; 16–vs. Medaille; 31–vs. Chatham.

JANUARY: 3–vs. Franciscan; 5–at D’Youville; 9–vs. Pitt-Greensburg; 12–vs. Hilbert; 16–at Franciscan; 19–at Medaille; 23–at Mount Aloysius; 26–vs. Penn State Behrend; 30–at Pitt-Greensburg.

FEBRUARY: 2–at Hilbert; 6–vs. Grove City; 9–vs. D’Youville; 13–at Pitt-Bradford; 16–vs. La Roche.

Mount Aloysius men

Coach: Will Cabrera, second year

Career record: 6-20

Conference: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Last year’s record: 6-20, 6-12 AMCC

Returning starters: Julian Stover, 6-1 Jr. G, 14.5 ppg., Washington, D.C.; Josiah Jones, 6-2 Sr. G, 11.8 ppg., Gaithersburg, Md.; Tommy Pisula, 6-3 So. F, 9.3 ppg., Scottsdale; Trent McErlane, 5-10 Jr. G, 6.5 ppg., Greenville.

Other returnees: Ramel Stephens, 6-2 Jr. G-F, 10.0 ppg., York; Azim Hutson, 6-2 So. G-F, 4.6 ppg., Orlando, Fla.

Newcomers: Nate Christian, 6-5 Jr. G-F, Accokeek, Md.; Kaimonne Douglas, 6-0 Jr. G, Richmond, Va.; Imrane Amadou, 6-8 Jr. F, Cotonou, Benin; Carlos Palacio, 6-6 Fr. F, Bilbao, Spain; Enoch Quarcoo, 6-4 Fr. G-F, Eastbourne, England; Imil Britt, 5-9 Fr. G, Johnstown; Ryan Streets, 6-0 Sr. G, Keyser, W.Va.

Assistant: Morgan Williams

Schedule

NOVEMBER: 12–vs. Shenandoah; 14–at Robert Morris; 16–vs. Bridgewater, at Harrisonburg, Va.; 17–vs. Eastern Mennonite, at Harrisonburg, Va.; 25–vs. McDaniel; 28–at Penn State Altoona.

DECEMBER: 1–vs. Medaille; 5–vs. Franciscan; 8–at Hilbert; 16–at Penn State Behrend; 29–vs. Hampden-Sydney; 30–vs. Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

JANUARY: 2–at La Roche; 5–at Pitt-Bradford; 12–vs. D’Youville; 16–at Pitt-Greensburg; 19–at Penn State Behrend; 23–vs. Penn State Altoona; 26–vs. Hilbert; 30–at Franciscan.

FEBRUARY: 2–at D’Youville; 6–vs. Pitt-Greensburg; 9–vs. Pitt-Bradford; 13–vs. La Roche; 16–at Medaille.

Juniata men

Coach: Greg Curley, 18th year

Career record: 239-211

Conference: Landmark Conference

Last year’s record: 23-6, 10-3 Landmark

Returning starters: Brandon Martinazzi, 5-11 Sr. G, 11.6 ppg., Bishop Carroll.

Other returnees: Paul Martello, 6-0 Sr. G, 8.0 ppg., York; Jake Holsopple, 6-4 Jr. F, 2.6 ppg., Hollidaysburg; Marcus Hall, 6-4 So. F, 1.8 ppg., York; Nate DaCanal, 6-2 So. F, 1.7 ppg., Johnsonburg; Cameron Keck, 6-2 So. G, 1.5 ppg., Waynesboro; Noah Neville, 6-4 Sr. F, 1.4 ppg., Westminster, Md.; Nathan Markey, 6-2 Jr. G, 1.3 ppg., York; Andrew Bithell, 6-6 So. F, 0.7 ppg., Tussey Mountain; Zach Engle, 6-8 Jr. F, 0.7 ppg., Millheim.

Newcomers: Nicholas Albert, 6-3 Fr. F, Herndon, Va.; Ethan Haupt, 6-1 Fr. G, Hollidaysburg; Griffin LaCarte, 6-0 Fr. G, Belle Vernon; John Kelly, 6-5 Fr. F, Philadelphia; Jamel Foster, 6-0 Fr. G, York; Caidon Owen, 6-4 Fr. G, Glenelg, Md.

Assistants: Keith Black, Jacob Fleegle

Schedule

NOVEMBER: 13–vs. Lycoming; 16–at Muhlenberg; 17–vs. Wittenberg, at Allentown; 20–vs. Washington & Jefferson; 25–at Alvernia.

DECEMBER: 1–at Susquehanna; 3–vs. Shenandoah; 7–vs. Wilson; 8–vs. TBD; 20–vs. Randolph; 21–vs. TBD.

JANUARY: 2–vs. Lancaster Bible; 5–vs. Drew; 9–vs. Catholic; 12–at Moravian; 16–at Goucher; 19–vs. Scranton; 23–at Elizabethtown; 26–at Drew; 30–vs. Goucher.

FEBRUARY: 2–vs. Moravian; 6–at Catholic; 9–at Scranton; 13–vs. Elizabethtown; 16–vs. Susquehanna.

Penn State Altoona women

Coach: Casey Wilt, sixth year

Career record: 41-80

Conference: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Last year’s record: 11-12, 7-11 AMCC

Returning starters: Finnley Christine, 5-6 Jr. G, 17.6 ppg., Tyrone; Alexis Cannistraci, 5-10 So. G-F, 9.9 ppg., Tyrone; Paige Burk, 5-6 Jr. G, 7.1 ppg., Claysburg-Kimmel.

Other returnees: Kaley Strittmatter, 5-7 Jr. G-F, 7.8 ppg., Penn Cambria; Ijonana Laster, 5-6 Sr. G, 7.0 ppg., Niagara Falls, N.Y.

Newcomers: Sydney Snyder, 5-8 So. G, Northern Bedford; Megan Faught, 5-7 Fr., G, Cherry Tree; Makenna Snyder, 5-11 Fr. F, Muncy; Alivia Borlie, 5-3 Fr. G, Bishop Carroll; Jessica Stevens, 5-8 Fr. G, Altoona; Chloe Inman, 5-10 Fr. F, Annville-Cleona; Sunny Paul, 5-10 Fr. G-F, Clarksburg, Md.; Emily Lehman, 5-8 Fr. F, Tyrone.

Assistants: John Nardozza, Janelle Nardozza, Lindsey Port, Dustin Martin

Schedule

NOVEMBER: 15–vs. Geneva; 17–at Shenandoah; 26–vs. Lock Haven; 28–vs. Mount Aloysius.

DECEMBER: 1–at La Roche; 5–vs. Pitt-Bradford; 8–at Penn State-Behrend; 16–vs. Medaille; 28–at Ohio Wesleyan; 29–vs. TBD, at Delaware, Ohio; 31–vs. Chatham.

JANUARY: 3–vs. Franciscan; 5–at D’Youville; 9–vs. Pitt-Greensburg; 12–vs. Hilbert; 16–at Franciscan; 19–at Medaille; 23–at Mount Aloysius; 26–vs. Penn State Behrend; 30–at Pitt-Greensburg.

FEBRUARY: 2–at Hilbert; 4–at Frostburg State; 9–vs. D’Youville; 13–at Pitt-Bradford; 16–vs. La Roche.

Mount Aloysius women

Coach: Brian Giesler, first year

Career record: 0-0

Conference: Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference

Last year’s record: 17-8, 14-4 AMCC

Returning starters: Breana Kendrick, Sr. G, 9.0 ppg.; Tussey Mountain.

Other returnees: Rachel Robinson, So. F, 5.8 ppg., Leola; Lea Sammarco, Jr. G, 4.7 ppg., Bishop Carroll; Hannah Kitko, Jr. G, 0.7 ppg., Moshannon Valley.

Newcomers: Machala Gibbons, Fr. G, Cairnbrook; Marissa Bruckner, Fr. G-F, Bethel Park; Macy King, 6-0 Fr. F, New Bethlehem; Hannah Turacy, Fr. 6, Murrysville; Caroline Showalter, Jr. F, Bellwood-Antis.

Assistant: Halee Adams

Schedule

NOVEMBER: 13–at Bethany; 17–vs. Christopher Newport, at Frostburg, Md.; 18–at Frostburg State; 24–vs. Gwynedd Mercy, at Dallas, Pa.; 25–at Misericordia; 28–at Penn State Altoona.

DECEMBER: 1–vs. Medaille; 5–vs. Franciscan; 8–at Hilbert; 16–at Penn State Behrend; 17–vs. Chatham; 28–vs. Frostburg State.

JANUARY: 2–at La Roche; 5–at Pitt-Bradford; 12–vs. D’Youville; 16–at Pitt-Greensburg; 19–vs. Penn State Behrend; 23–vs. Penn State Altoona; 26–vs. Hilbert; 30–at Franciscan.

FEBRUARY: 2–at D’Youville; 6–vs. Pitt-Greensburg; 9–vs. Pitt-Bradford; 13–vs. La Roche; 16–at Medaille.

Juniata women

Coach: Danny Young-Uhrich, 16th year

Career record: 221-179

Conference: Landmark Conference

Last year’s record: 23-6, 10-4 Landmark

Returning starters: None

Returnees: Gracie Stauffer, 6-4 So. C, 7.6 ppg., Loysville; Kaeana Rebert, 5-6 Sr. G, 2.8 ppg., Hanover; Madison Colyer, 5-9 So. F, 1.7 ppg., Newville; Kaitlyn Young, 5-11 Sr. F, 1.0 ppg., Mount Ephraim, N.J.; Larissa Leonard, 5-4 So. G, 0.0 ppg., Three Springs.

Newcomers: Megan Haines, 5-8 Fr. G, Bloomsburg; Kymiah Carpenter, 5-5 Fr. G, Baltimore; Grace Long, 5-9 Fr. G, Harrisburg; Jamie Mahigel, 5-5 Fr. G, Lewistown; Cassie Mock, 5-7 Fr. G, Central; Averie Hess, 5-7 Fr. G, Jersey Shore.

Assistants: Abigail Wemhoff, Elaina Hummel, Anne Millar

Schedule

NOVEMBER: 10–at Messiah; 13–vs. Dickinson; 17–vs. Gettysburg, at Annville; 18–vs. TBD, at Annville; 26–vs. Wilkes; 28–at Frostburg State.

DECEMBER: 1–at Susquehanna; 5–at York; 18–vs. Saint Vincent; 21–vs. SUNY Poly; 22–vs. Rosemont.

JANUARY: 2–vs. Lycoming; 5–vs. Drew; 9–at Catholic; 12–at Moravian; 16–vs. Goucher; 19–vs. Scranton; 23–vs. Elizabethtown; 26–at Drew; 30–at Goucher.

FEBRUARY: 2–vs. Moravian; 6–vs. Catholic; 9–at Scranton; 13–at Elizabethtown; 16–vs. Susquehanna.

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